At the Heart of Teaching

A Guide to Reflective Practice
by Grace Hall McEntee, John Appleby, JoAnne Dowd & others
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Publisher: Teachers College Press

Series: the series on school reform

Publication Date: September 14, 2018

ISBN: 9780807777541

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Featuring engaging narratives, this “how-to” book delves into reflection as a concept and provides specific, replicable tools for professional practice. Each chapter draws on a particular school situation demonstrating the value of teacher reflection and describing the nuts and bolts of the process, including protocols for handling many different circumstances.

“At the end of each chapter I was dying to go back to the classroom and adapt a new idea into my practice. But probably more importantly, I saw my own practice in a new light as I read these engaging accounts of the work of other teachers. They ring true and honest to what schooling is about and how and why good teachers never give up—and why they love their work.”
—Deborah Meier, Co-principal of Mission Hill School and author of In Schools We Trust

“Typical professional development fare will rarely take us close to the particulars of our own practice. . . . As I read through these chapters, finally, it’s that sense of thoughtful becoming, that possibility of action in the midst of uncertainty that, at the end of the day, is the promise of this book.”
—From the Foreword by Mike Rose